How To Drive Greener.

Reducing the emissions your vehicle produces helps the environment, increases efficiency and decreases running cost. Find out how you can drive greener by following these five simple steps.

Check Your Tyre Pressure

Following manufacture guidelines which can be found in your vehicle's owners manual, using the correct tyre pressure will greatly reduce the load and drag caused by the tyre in contact with the road. In turn, this will help reduce emissions and decrease fuel consumption. You should check the tyre pressures on your vehicle regularly using a tyre pressure gauge. It is also advised to monitor your tyre thread depth too. To find out how to check your tyre thread depth, follow this handy guide!

Change Your Driving Style

Being mindful of how you drive your vehicle can have a great effect on reducing your vehicle's emissions. Changing gear earlier and avoiding unnecessary revving or harsh braking and acceleration are just some small changes you can make to how you drive. This will also help reduce wear on components, too.

Reduce Idle Time

Most modern vehicles will feature a stop/start system to reduce idle time when stuck in traffic or at traffic lights. This is an automatic system that cuts the engine when the car is stationary. ​However, if your vehicle does not have this system, you can help by switching your engine off when the car is parked.

Air Conditioning System

​When the air conditioning system is running, the engine has to work harder to produce the power required to run the system. This increases carbon emissions. By only using the air conditioning when required you can save on fuel consumption and reduce emissions. Quick tip: turn your air conditioning off a few kilometres from reaching your destination as the cars climate control system will continue to circulate cool air after it has been turned off.

Change Oil and Air Filter

Engine oil is the blood that flows through your vehicles veins. It is one of the most important fluids in your vehicle as it lubricates moving components within the engine. Engine oil will protect and ensures the longevity and health of your vehicle so it is important you keep it topped up and regularly changed at service intervals.

Here are some simple steps you can take to check your engine oil level and top up if required. If you are unsure, contact a Windsor AfterCare adviser today.